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Loot

(1999)
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April 1945: In the last convulsive days of World War II a convoy of Nazi trucks loaded with Europe's greatest art treasures winds its way through the Alps toward a cavernous Austrian salt mine. With the Allies closing in and chaos erupting, a single truck silently disappears into a mountain snowstorm with its cargo of stolen masterpieces.

Fifty years later, in a seedy Boston pawnshop, one of the truck's paintings surfaces at last, pawned for $100 by a smalltime Russian thug. The next day, the shop owner, Simeon Pawlovsky, himself a Nazi death camp survivor, is dead, the life brutally beaten out of him. The painting is gone.

And the chase begins.

Ex-curator Benjamin Revere, haunted by his failure to save his elderly friend Simeon, is determined to track down the killer by following the missing painting's trail. But the twisting path is a bewildering and dangerous one that winds through Europe's major cities...and back five decades to a time when Hitler's hated minions looted at will. Soon Ben finds himself caught up in the tangled roots of a conspiracy of greed, lies, hatred, and blood-and imperiled by the half-century-old enigma of the vanished truck and its priceless legacy. April 1945: In the last convulsive days of World War II a convoy of Nazi trucks loaded with Europe's greatest art treasures winds its way through the Alps toward a cavernous Austrian salt mine. With the Allies closing in and chaos erupting, a single truck silently disappears into a mountain snowstorm with its cargo of stolen masterpieces.

Fifty years later, in a seedy Boston pawnshop, one of the truck's paintings surfaces at last, pawned for $100 by a smalltime Russian thug. The nextday, the shop owner, Simeon Pawlovsky, himself a Nazi death camp survivor, is dead, the life brutally beaten out of him. The painting is gone.

And the chase begins.

Ex-curator Benjamin Revere, haunted by his failure to save his elderly friend Simeon, is determined to track down the killer by following the missing painting's trail. But the twisting path is a bewildering and dangerous one that winds through Europe's major cities...and back five decades to a time when Hitler's hated minions looted at will. Soon Ben finds himself caught up in the tangled roots of a conspiracy of greed, lies, hatred, and blood-and imperiled by the half-century-old enigma of the vanished truck and its priceless legacy.

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Hardback Editions

August 1999 : USA Hardback
Title: Loot
Author(s): Aaron Elkins
ISBN: 1-56895-750-5 / 978-1-56895-750-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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February 1999 : USA Hardback
Title: Loot
Author(s): Aaron Elkins
ISBN: 0-688-15927-3 / 978-0-688-15927-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

July 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: Loot
Author(s): Aaron Elkins
ISBN: 1-4976-4309-0 / 978-1-4976-4309-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller
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November 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Loot
Author(s): Aaron Elkins
ISBN: 1-61756-190-8 / 978-1-61756-190-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: e-reads.com
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December 1999 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Loot
Author(s): Aaron Elkins
ISBN: 0-380-73162-2 / 978-0-380-73162-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon
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Audio Editions

October 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: Loot
Author(s): Aaron Elkins
ISBN: 1-4915-8631-1 / 978-1-4915-8631-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2014 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Loot
Author(s): Aaron Elkins
ISBN: 1-4915-8264-2 / 978-1-4915-8264-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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December 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: Loot
Author(s): Aaron Elkins
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

1999 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Loot : 8 Cassettes
Author(s): Aaron Elkins
ISBN: 0-7887-3472-5 / 978-0-7887-3472-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

April 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Loot
Author(s): Aaron Elkins
Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller
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